- Shining Vale’s second season premieres on Friday the 13th and pays tribute to classic horror films through new posters, celebrating the spookiest season of the year.
- The show follows the dysfunctional Phelps family as they move to a haunted house in Connecticut and face personal and supernatural conflicts.
- In the upcoming season, Pat returns home from a psychiatric hospital and tries to resolve family conflicts while discovering dark secrets within her new home.
The second season of Shining Vale is just around the corner, and its premiere coincides with an iconic date horror movies fans may easily recognize. The Starz series returns with new episodes this same month on Friday 13th, and is already celebrating Halloween with new posters that pay tribute to classic films of the genre. After a very well received and highly praised first season, the horror comedy will soon be back on the small screen with a second installment, which will once again mix elements of horror and dark humor, in addition to dealing with topics such as depression.
The network has released a new series of posters (via People), which reference some of the greatest horror films in history, celebrating the spookiest season of the year while teasing the new episodes. The images include Easter Eggs from 1980’s The Shining, 1983’s The House of the Devil, 1973’s The Exorcist, 2001’s Donnie Darko, 1081’s Mommie Dearest, 2001’s The Others, 2002’s The Ring, 1975’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and 1983’s Cujo:
Shining Vale stars Courteney Cox (Friends, Scream) as Patricia “Pat” Phelps, Greg Kinnear (Little Miss Sunshine) as Terry Phelps, Gus Birney (I’m Thinking of Ending Things) as Gaynor Phelps, Dylan Gage (Fear Street: 1978) as Jake Phelps, Merrin Dungey (Big Little Lies) as Kam, and Mira Sorvino as Rosemary Wellingham (Impeachment: American Crime Story).
What to Expect from Shining Vale Season 2
The first season of Shining Vale introduces the dysfunctional Phelps family, who decide to move to an old Victorian house in Connecticut to avoid dealing with their problems, not knowing that the conflicts will follow them everywhere, since it seems that the house is haunted.
Pat, the mother, is a woman who achieved success after writing a novel years ago, but has not managed to present any new story, while her relationship with her husband deteriorates and her children do not pay attention to her. Once they arrive at the new house, Pat begins to see Rosemary, a demon that she believes has possessed her. At the end of the first installment, the family decides to admit Pat to a psychiatric hospital. The second season will pick up a few months after the end of the first one, when Pat is released from the hospital. But not because she is healthy, but because her insurance can no longer afford her treatment.
Pat returns home determined to resolve the conflicts with her family, but things seem even worse than before, since she feels ignored by her children and husband. But that’s not the worst of it, as the real conflict appears when she meets his new neighbor Ruth, who looks just like Rosemary. As Pat deals with her personal hell, she begins to uncover the dark secrets the house hides. Because she may not be wrong, and there may well be dark forces inhabiting her new home.
Shining Vale was created by Jeff Astrof and Sharon Horgan, who also produce alongside Courteney Cox, Dana Honor, Aaron Kaplan, and Clelia Mountford. Season two of the show premieres on October, Friday 13th on Starz.